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PODCAST: Vancomycin by Continuous Infusion

A few weeks ago I posted on Vancomycin and the Nephrocidal Maniacs – in that post I described the problems that we have in the Kimberley with MRSA, renal disease and sepsis.  We walk a fine line between toxicity and efficacy when we treat our patients with severe, limb-threatening infections. I have learned a lot […]

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The ULTIMATE SMACC Journal Club

Sadly, the final SMACC conference danced its last moves on Friday. It was an amazing week with lots of learning, inspiration and camaraderie. After the last SMACC in Berlin Justin and I resolved to try and create the best journal club ever at the final SMACC in Sydney…. and I reckon we have done it! […]

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Rural Anaesthesia PODCAST: February 2019

Welcome back to the latest instalment of the RADU podcast. In this episode I was joined on the couch by my Broome GPA colleagues to discuss a few topics. Thanks to Drs Alex Harris, Melanie Little and Sascha Saharov for providing their expertise. The topics we discuss on this podcast include: Elective GA Caesarean sections […]

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First10EM Journal Club: December 2018

The year is drawing to a close and we have just one more chance to learn from my very wise, ex-Canadian friend Dr Justin Morgenstern.  In this month’s episode, Justin and I discuss a bunch of papers.  Topics include: Paediatric plastic poop OOHCA Airway options Weingart’s suction failure Cricoid pressure is not-non-inferior to nothing a […]

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SMACC SYDNEY… the Ultimate SMACC DownUnder

It is one of those happy-sad, bittersweet moments. The last SMACC is being planned for the 25th – 29th March, 2019.  The ticket ballot opens tomorrow – 20th August. This is promised to be the best SMACC ever, which is a big statement – kinda like saying: “longer then War and Peace” or “Funnier than […]